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SEKI NPS "Emergency Locator Device Advisory"

Postby maverick » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:42 pm

For those of you who carry SPOT, PLB, or other emergency devices.
http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/l ... eID=364951
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Re: SEKI NPS "Emergency Locator Device Advisory"

Postby obxcola » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:44 pm

A friend lent me "The Last Season" by Eric Blehm. It is humbling to get the perspective from the Search and Rescue side of the fence.

Makes you think twice or 3 times.
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Re: SEKI NPS "Emergency Locator Device Advisory"

Postby oldranger » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:54 pm

Maverick

I think that memo is good advice but changes nothing. No consequence for stupid, unnecessary use.

Mike
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Who can't do everything he used to and what he can do takes a hell of a lot longer!
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Re: SEKI NPS "Emergency Locator Device Advisory"

Postby maverick » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:04 pm

Old Ranger wrote " No consequence for stupid, unnecessary use."

Agree 100%!
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Re: SEKI NPS "Emergency Locator Device Advisory"

Postby rlown » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:14 pm

Maybe George finally got published: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5103&p=31511
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Re: SEKI NPS "Emergency Locator Device Advisory"

Postby maverick » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:22 pm

Rlown wrote "Maybe George finally got published."

Yeah that's cool, but they need to implement heavy fines or have the person/persons
pay for the SAR's related costs, otherwise there will be no changes, if folks continue to
use these services frivolously.
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Re: SEKI NPS "Emergency Locator Device Advisory"

Postby rlown » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:25 pm

guess we don't know how frivolously buttons are pressed.. yet to see a report on it, but I've seen a SAR chopper in the air every other year on my trips. Pressing the Help button can also send someone at home into a panic, causing a response. SOS is more clear.
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